Miami Heat to host community vaccination event at American Airlines Arena

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MIAMI – The Miami Heat organization is doing its part in the efforts to get COVID-19 vaccines in the arms of South Floridians.

The Heat will host a community vaccination event at American Airlines Arena on Thursday, April 29.

It will start at 11 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

The event is for Florida residents ages 16 and up. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

Free parking will be available in the P2 Parking Garage. Make sure to bring your packing ticket with you for validation.

According to a release from the Heat, the event is being facilitated by Walmart pharmacists.

There will be 400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine available.

All participants will be required to complete COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent forms.

Anyone interested in getting a shot must schedule an appointment by calling 1-833-886-0023 and selecting Option 4 (for “all other locations”) and specify “the Miami Heat event.”

All appointments must be scheduled by 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28.

For more information about what is required to participate in the event, such as identification and paperwork to fill out, visit

About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.